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VILLAGERS DIG IN: 'Human rights before mining rights'

1 Oct 19 - Villagers living on the edge of one of Germany’s biggest surface coalmines have vowed not sell their properties to the energy company RWE, and to fight any attempt to oust them from their homes.

Poland plunges ahead with new coal mines

Brown coal mine and power station in Belchatow, Poland

30 Sep 19 - Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party plans to introduce legislation that will allow the government to open new coal mines without the approval of local authorities.

Activists suing Europe’s biggest coal plant

27 Sep 19 - It is Europe’s biggest coal plant, with annual CO2 emissions roughly equivalent to those of the whole of New Zealand – but the future of the Beůchatów power station in central Poland has been called into question.

Newspaper says no thanks to ads from fossil fuel companies

27 Sep 19 - A Swedish newspaper has announced it will stop taking advertising that promotes fossil fuel-based goods and services with immediate effect.

EU bank begins green metamorphosis

10 Sep 19 - European Investment Bank directors are about to begin discussing an updated lending policy which could see the EU bank stop funding fossil fuel projects.

Green is all the go in Ireland

6 Sep 19 - Ireland is about to get a whole lot greener by planting 440 million trees.

Europe facing dramatic farmland devaluation

5 Sep 19 - Climate change could turn the entire EU agribusiness upside down, according to the European Environment Agency.

Europe confounds warming predictions

3 Sep 19 - Climate change is raising temperatures in Europe even faster than climate models projected.

Frankfurt steels itself for car show anger

30 Aug 19 - The Frankfurt car show is stepping up security checks to prepare for potential disruption by climate activists who are calling for people to join anti-car protests.

How Europe could power the world

16 Aug 19 - Europe has enough space to create millions of wind turbines that could power the entire world until 2050, according to a new scientific analysis.

Glasgow likely host of 2020 climate summit

12 Aug 19 - The UK government has announced the Scottish city of Glasgow would be the stage for next year’s UN climate talks.

The Med is Europe’s most waste-polluted sea

2 Aug 19 - The Mediterranean Sea is the most waste-polluted sea in Europe, according to a 20-year study.

Airport expansion stalls on climate grounds

1 Aug 19 - Marseille Provence Airport has been forced to revisit expansion plans, after the environment authority questioned how they fit with France’s climate targets.

European bank looks to cut all fossil fuel projects

29 Jul 19 - The European Investment Bank has vowed to end its multibillion euro financing for fossil fuel projects by the end of next year.

Von der Leyen faces carbon border tax battle

26 Jul 19 - New European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen must tread carefully if she is to meet her promise to make polluting importers pay.

Climate stance pays off for new EC leader

Ursula von der Leyen

17 Jul 19 - Ursula von der Leyen has been confirmed as the first women president of the European Commission in a nail-biting vote that put climate change centre stage.

EC candidate sees carbon first for Europe

Ursula von der Leyen

12 Jul 19 - Europe should become the world’s first climate-neutral continent, says Ursula von der Leyen, who is chasing the European Commission's top job.

France plans eco tax on plane tickets

12 Jul 19 - The French government announced that it will roll out a tax on all international flights departing from France starting in 2020.

Europe tackls China’s dominance of rare earth metals

8 Jul 19 - A new industry association has been launched in Brussels with the aim of bringing together all the players in the supply chain of rare earth metals.

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